- Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state is on self-isolation over coronavirus scare
- The governor's disappearance from the public is creating tension among the people of the state
- Obiano sat beside Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi during their last NEC meeting in Abuja
Following the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria, the disappearance of Governor Willie Obiano from public functions in the last 11 days has created tension among the people of Anambra state.
The Nation reports that while briefing reporters on Monday, March 30, at the Government House in Awka, the secretary to the state government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu and the chief of staff, Primus Odili, said Obiano had been on Isolation for the past eleven days.
Legit.ng gathered that the duo said the governor decided to isolate himself having sat next to the Bauchi state governor, Bala Muhammed, during the last National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.
Muhammed had been tested positive of the coronavirus by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
However, they said there was no cause for alarm as the governor had not developed any form of symptom since then, adding “he is hale and hearty."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, denied a trending fake rumour in which he was reported to have provided a solution to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
It was reported that in what took a controversial mien, Mbaka was said to have told people to find a strand of hair in their bible and put it inside the water and then use it to wash their face in order to get the solution to the coronavirus.
Amid reactions generated by the purported 'solution' ascribed to the priest, Mbaka described the report as the handiwork of his enemies, adding that it was from the pit of hell.
In another report, Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel laureate, warned governors and members of the National Assembly to watch against any federal government attempt to usurp their powers.
Soyinka questioned President Muhammadu’s power to impose a 14-day curfew on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Legit.ng gathered that he invited states and lawmakers on Monday, March 30, to determine whether the president acted in accordance with the law.
The playwright, who Sunday, March 29, completed his 14-day self-isolation after returning from the United States, stated this in a statement: ‘Between COVID and constitutional encroachment.
President had on the night of Sunday, March 29, said that the shutdown, which would be for an initial two weeks, “is the containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases."
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